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The Personal History of David Copperfield Review

Of all the writers’ works to adapt to film, there are few more prolific than Charles Dickens, maybe William Shakespeare beats him to the crown, but it’s a close run thing. Just think of how many adaptations of A Christmas Carol exist alone, there’s enough of those knocking about to keep a cinema running for…

Bad Boys For Life Review

After the last few years, and after some truly terrible choices, I can only hope that Will Smith has fired his agent. Starting with 2015’s Suicide Squad, maybe even earlier, he hasn’t made a single good choice in the roles he accepts. He’s really been through the doldrums in the last few years, there was…

The Gentlemen Review

After a rather bewildering trip into the world of Disney for his Aladdin remake; Guy Richie is returning to familiar ground with his latest cockney gangster flick: The Gentlemen. You can’t say he hasn’t assembled a sumptuous cast either, with such heavyweight names as Matthew McConaughey and Hugh Grant, and talented supporting names such as…

Jumanji: The Next Level Review

The last Jumanji film was a pleasant surprise. A reboot of a beloved childhood classic that not only paid its respects to its predecessor, but in some ways exceeded it, bringing a boatload of fresh adventure to a long-dormant title. With a talented cast (and Dwayne Johnson) the new era of Jumanji seemed bright, so…

Klaus Review

It isn’t very often I review a Netflix movie. In fact, I’ve only done two: Bright and The Irishman (although I saw The Irishman in cinema, during its limited release) two films at VERY distant opposites on the quality scale. This isn’t because I consider Netflix films any lesser than others, streaming is the future…

Charlie’s Angels Review

Now pretty much seems like the perfect time to make a Charlie’s Angels reboot. After all, Hollywood seems to be waking up to the box-office power of female-led films in the wake of #MeToo, and I’d say that we have more than enough macho action heroes around, so making a kick-ass female team sounds like…

Playing With Fire Review

It’s difficult to observe the career of John Cena without comparing it to Dwayne Johnson’s. In many ways, Johnson forged the path for Cena to follow, out of the world of wrestling and into the world of Hollywood. Strange then, that this film’s premise should remind me to much of a past film that starred…